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Re: newby (very) question on XML DB theory

From: Anthony W. Youngman <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 18:04:28 +0100
Message-ID: <M1WkWEBcQ+jAFwA9@thewolery.demon.co.uk>


In message <ZaidnYT4ptOgxeDdRVn-vw_at_comcast.com>, Laconic2 <laconic2_at_comcast.net> writes
>
>> Yes, but have you seen any industry standards for query GUI's? --dawn
>
>No, and that's the whole point. If you share persistent data, and you don't
>have standards, you get an unrecognizable mess.
>
>If you impose rigid standards on data as presented to the user, you
>prevent the user from "doing whatever the user wants".
>
>I wish there could be user interface that would make the data "look like"
>PICK data to you, while the real underlying data is actually in 1NF, and
>maybe more. Or how about a PICK with an SQL interface?
>

In other words, any modern Pick?

AFAIK they pretty much all work fine with SQL - it's just that their native query language is easier to use (if you're querying, not updating).

Cheers,
Wol

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